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Belgian photographer Bernard Castelein is a regular visitor of Keoladeo National Park (formerly known as Bharatpur bird sanctuary), in Rajasthan, India. Originally a natural depression containing the Keoladeo (or Shiva) temple, it was flooded in the eighteenth century by the maharadja of Bharatpur to create a duck-hunting ground. The area quickly became attractive to many species of waterfowl as well as guests from all over the world that the maharaja invited to join his hunting parties.

Nowadays, a memorial tablet near Keoladeo temple is all that remains of hunting activity within the park. Recognised first as a ^bird sanctuary^ then as a national park and, more recently, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Keoladeo hosts a huge proliferation of local avifauna including herons, corm
Painted stork at sunset {Mycteria leucocephala} Keoladeo Ghana NP, Bharatpur, India
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Bernard Castelein / Painted stork at sunset {Mycteria leucocephala} Keoladeo Ghana NP, Bharatpur, India
Tourists birdwatching from boat. Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India
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Pete Oxford / Tourists birdwatching from boat. Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India
Sunrise over lake, Keoladeo Ghana / Bharatpur NP, Rajasthan, India
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Bernard Castelein / Sunrise over lake, Keoladeo Ghana / Bharatpur NP, Rajasthan, India
Grey heron silhouetted at sunrise {Ardea cinerea} Keoladeo Ghana / Bharatpur NP, Rajasthan India
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Bernard Castelein / Grey heron silhouetted at sunrise {Ardea cinerea} Keoladeo Ghana / Bharatpur NP, Rajasthan India
Rose ringed parakeet portrait Keoladeo(Psittacula krameri) India
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Bernard Castelein / Rose ringed parakeet portrait Keoladeo(Psittacula krameri) India
Indian roller perched. {Coracias benghalensis} Keoladeo Ghana NP, India.
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Bernard Castelein / Indian roller perched. {Coracias benghalensis} Keoladeo Ghana NP, India.
White breasted kingfisher {Halcyon smyrnensis} Keoladeo Ghana / Baratphur NP, Rajasthan, India.
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Bernard Castelein / White breasted kingfisher {Halcyon smyrnensis} Keoladeo Ghana / Baratphur NP, Rajasthan, India.
Greater spotted eagle feeds on fish {Aquila clanga} Keoladeo Ghana NP, India Bharatphur
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Bernard Castelein / Greater spotted eagle feeds on fish {Aquila clanga} Keoladeo Ghana NP, India Bharatphur
Portrait of Painted stork (Mycteria leucocephala), Keoladeo Ghana NP, Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India
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Bernard Castelein / Portrait of Painted stork (Mycteria leucocephala), Keoladeo Ghana NP, Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India
Intermediate egret drying wings {Egretta intermedia} Keoladeo Ghana NP, Rajasthan, India
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Bernard Castelein / Intermediate egret drying wings {Egretta intermedia} Keoladeo Ghana NP, Rajasthan, India
Great white cranes {Grus leucogeranus} Keoladeo Ghana NP, India, overwintering in India
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Bernard Castelein / Great white cranes {Grus leucogeranus} Keoladeo Ghana NP, India, overwintering in India
Pond heron fishing {Ardeola grayii} Keoladeo NP, Rajasthan, India
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Bernard Castelein / Pond heron fishing {Ardeola grayii} Keoladeo NP, Rajasthan, India
Rhesus macaque, male {Macaca mulatta} Keoladeo Ghana NP, Rajasthan, India
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Bernard Castelein / Rhesus macaque, male {Macaca mulatta} Keoladeo Ghana NP, Rajasthan, India
Five-striped palm squirrel {Funambulus pennanti} Keoladeo Ghana / Bharatpur NP, Rajasthan, India
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Bernard Castelein / Five-striped palm squirrel {Funambulus pennanti} Keoladeo Ghana / Bharatpur NP, Rajasthan, India
Chital / Spotted Deer (Axis / Cervus axis) male leaping through water, Keoladeo Ghana NP, Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India
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Bernard Castelein / Chital / Spotted Deer (Axis / Cervus axis) male leaping through water, Keoladeo Ghana NP, Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India
Nilgai (Boselaphus tragocamelus) male portrait, Keoladeo Ghana NP, Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India
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Bernard Castelein / Nilgai (Boselaphus tragocamelus) male portrait, Keoladeo Ghana NP, Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India
Rhesus macaque family group {Macaca mulatta} Keoladeo Ghana NP, Rajasthan, India
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Bernard Castelein / Rhesus macaque family group {Macaca mulatta} Keoladeo Ghana NP, Rajasthan, India
Tonga driver drinking cup of chai (tea) Keoladeo Ghana NP, Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India
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Bernard Castelein / Tonga driver drinking cup of chai (tea) Keoladeo Ghana NP, Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India
Milkman of Bharatpur. Keoladeo Ghana NP, India
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Bernard Castelein / Milkman of Bharatpur. Keoladeo Ghana NP, India
Tourists in cycle rickshaws, Keoladeo Ghana / Bharatpur NP, Rajasthan, India
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Bernard Castelein / Tourists in cycle rickshaws, Keoladeo Ghana / Bharatpur NP, Rajasthan, India
Indian darter {Anhinga melanogaster} with neck extended, Keoladeo Ghana / Bharatpur NP, Rajasthan, India
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Bernard Castelein / Indian darter {Anhinga melanogaster} with neck extended, Keoladeo Ghana / Bharatpur NP, Rajasthan, India
Pair of Black necked storks (Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus) Keoladeo Ghana NP, Rajasthan, India
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Bernard Castelein / Pair of Black necked storks (Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus) Keoladeo Ghana NP, Rajasthan, India
DPurple heron taking off {Ardea purpurea}  Keoladeo Ghana NP, Rajasthan, India
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Bernard Castelein / DPurple heron taking off {Ardea purpurea} Keoladeo Ghana NP, Rajasthan, India
Bar headed goose (Anser indicus) standing in water, Keoladeo Ghana NP, Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India
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Bernard Castelein / Bar headed goose (Anser indicus) standing in water, Keoladeo Ghana NP, Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India
Javanese cormorant (Microcarbo niger) drying wings on a tree trunk, Keoladeo Ghana NP, Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India
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Bernard Castelein / Javanese cormorant (Microcarbo niger) drying wings on a tree trunk, Keoladeo Ghana NP, Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India
Cormorants roosting in tree, Keoladeo Ghana Bharatpur NP, Rajasthan, India
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Bernard Castelein / Cormorants roosting in tree, Keoladeo Ghana Bharatpur NP, Rajasthan, India
Rose ringed parakeet, mating behaviour {Psittacula krameri} Keoladeo Ghana NP, Rajasthan, India
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Bernard Castelein / Rose ringed parakeet, mating behaviour {Psittacula krameri} Keoladeo Ghana NP, Rajasthan, India
White spoonbills (Platalea leucorodia) roosting in tree, Keoladeo Ghana NP, Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India
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Bernard Castelein / White spoonbills (Platalea leucorodia) roosting in tree, Keoladeo Ghana NP, Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India
Bengal monitor lizard in tree {Varanus bengalensis} Keoladeo Ghana NP, Bharatpur, India
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Bernard Castelein / Bengal monitor lizard in tree {Varanus bengalensis} Keoladeo Ghana NP, Bharatpur, India
Indian flapshell turtle {Lissemys punctata} Keoladeo Ghana NP, Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India
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Bernard Castelein / Indian flapshell turtle {Lissemys punctata} Keoladeo Ghana NP, Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India
Remains of Kadam Kunj, former hunting residence of Maharaja of Keoladeo Ghana NP, Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India
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Bernard Castelein / Remains of Kadam Kunj, former hunting residence of Maharaja of Keoladeo Ghana NP, Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India
Memorial tablet with hunting records, Keoladeo Ghana NP, Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India
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Bernard Castelein / Memorial tablet with hunting records, Keoladeo Ghana NP, Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India
Young boy taking a bucket bath at well, Keoladeo Ghana NP, Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India
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Bernard Castelein / Young boy taking a bucket bath at well, Keoladeo Ghana NP, Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India
Purple sunbird (Nectarinia asiatica) male, drinking from tap. Keoladeo Ghana NP, Bharatpur, India
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Bernard Castelein / Purple sunbird (Nectarinia asiatica) male, drinking from tap. Keoladeo Ghana NP, Bharatpur, India
Golden jackal {Canis aureus} scavenging carcass of dead cow, Keoladeo Ghana / Bharatpur NP, Rajasthan, India
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Bernard Castelein / Golden jackal {Canis aureus} scavenging carcass of dead cow, Keoladeo Ghana / Bharatpur NP, Rajasthan, India
Cracked earth during severe drought in Keolado Ghana NP, Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India
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Bernard Castelein / Cracked earth during severe drought in Keolado Ghana NP, Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India